Two more weeks and we leave for France! Hard to believe. Jon has been very busy, working 6 day weeks and nights, but any chance we get we go to the beach. Dakar juts into the Atlantic and it seems the ocean is all around us. some mornings I wake up, open the window and smell the salty sea air.
We discovered by accident (a taxi ride gone awry) the most wonderful beach--Plage de Mamelles. It feels like our very own secret beach--secluded, quiet, and beautiful.
And when we want a quick beach getaway (less than 5 minutes) we go to this beach by the Mosque on the Corniche:
Both fill us with a bit of the natural world not unlike our beaches in northern California, although there are always the reminders that we are far from home:teenage boys bathing goats in the waves, fishing boats painted brightly, and wrestling, which seems to be a favorite sport here in Senegal.